Dartford picked up a vital point in their battle against relegation with a goalless draw at Lincoln in the Conference Premier.

Jim Stevenson went close for Dartford in the first half, his header well saved by Nick Townsend, as the home side struggled to impose themselves.

Lincoln improved after the break but rarely threatened Alan Julian in the Dartford goal.

Dartford are now one point from safety in 22nd place while the Imps are 15th.

Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"There was a strong wind blowing in the first half so we went with three centre-halves because we were kicking against it but in the second half we changed our shape and brought the subs on, and from then if anybody was going to win the game it was us.

"Koby [Arthur] came on and looked bright, he had a go and caused them problems and the game was a bit more exciting.

"It's another clean sheet. We wanted to win, obviously and in the second half we tried to win, we went for it. We want go to on a run to the end of the season and finish as high as we can."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Lincoln City

  • 30 Townsend
  • 03 Newton
  • 23 Brown
  • 02 Miller
  • 27 Foster
  • 08 Power
  • 19 Nolan (Arthur - 67' )
  • 26 Adams
  • 12 Sheridan (Robinson - 72' )
  • 24 Mendy
  • 18 Bright

Substitutes

  • 16 Robinson
  • 15 Gray
  • 09 Rowe
  • 31 Preece
  • 07 Arthur

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 38 McAuley
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 04 Sterling
  • 10 Bradbrook (Swallow - 22' )
  • 20 Burns
  • 30 Woodyard (Collier - 86' )
  • 06 Cornhill Booked
  • 31 Stevenson
  • 11 Harris (Collier - 78' )
  • 37 Suarez

Substitutes

  • 08 Noble
  • 29 Holloway
  • 19 Swallow
  • 15 Collier
  • 35
Ref: Jason Whiteley
Att: 1,947

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

1 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

2 14

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

90:00 +3:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

90:00 +3:31

Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +2:02

Corner, Lincoln City.

88:31

Foul by Ben Swallow (Dartford).

88:31

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

87:22

Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

87:22

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

85:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Becka-Kah Dembele replaces Alex Woodyard.

83:50

Corner, Lincoln City.

83:27

Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

82:14

Attempt missed. Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

81:22

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

81:22

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

78:48

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

77:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Danny Harris.

77:52

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

77:52

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

76:23

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

76:23

Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.

75:22

Corner, Dartford.

74:05

Attempt missed. Kris Bright (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

73:42

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

73:42

Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

73:11

Corner, Lincoln City.

72:26

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

72:26

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

71:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Jake Sheridan.

70:50

Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

66:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Koby Arthur replaces Jon Nolan.

63:18

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

63:18

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

61:31

Attempt missed. Danny Harris (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

60:52

Attempt saved. Alex Woodyard (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

60:07

Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).

60:07

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

58:38

Corner, Lincoln City.

56:48

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

55:52

Hand ball by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).

55:19

Corner, Lincoln City.

54:59

Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:51 Booking

Booking Max Cornhill (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:25

Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

53:25

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

51:34

Offside, Dartford. Mikel Suarez tries a through ball, but Mikel Suarez is caught offside.

46:53

Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

46:16

Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

46:16

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

45:00 +3:40 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

45:00 +1:10

Attempt missed. Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00 +0:45

Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

45:00 +0:45

Kris Bright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

39:23

Corner, Dartford.

37:50

Corner, Dartford.

36:23

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

35:59

Corner, Dartford.

35:10

Corner, Dartford.

27:05

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

21:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Ben Swallow replaces Elliot Bradbrook because of an injury.

19:54

Attempt saved. Mikel Suarez (Dartford) header from the left side of the box is saved.

17:01

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

17:01

Kris Bright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

12:01

Corner, Lincoln City.

9:35

Corner, Dartford.

8:52

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

8:00

Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).

8:00

Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

4:59

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

4:59

Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

0:54

Offside, Dartford. Mikel Suarez tries a through ball, but Mikel Suarez is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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